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Tomato-like rose hips grow low to the ground in a shrublike fashion. Fruits are each about an inch in size. Some are wrinkly. They give way to salt spray roses.
Atlantic coastal area, wildlife refuge.
Spotted on Aug 11, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013
I think you're definitely correct, Leuba. I saw many non-native salt spray roses nearby (Rosa rugosa), so it's most likely the same plant. Yes, I was fortunate enough to spot many healthy plants.
Mauna, They look like rosehips to me. I usually see them on wild rose bushes when all the leaves have dropped off but your shots show a very healthy plant.